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Address: 49 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
Phone Number: 01865 302925
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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a truly classic pub which once entered seems to have a lot of history ... cosy and one rrom after the other ... once you enter you walk almost 100 yards towards the last rrom ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Matthias F
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before heading out on foot to tour the Oxford Campus, my companion and i decided to tour the inside of the Eagle and Child. It has a history of catering to literary giants, but it suited me just fine. Of all the pubs I have had the pleasure to enter, I enjoyed this one immensely. Its character and history blended... More 

Thank grk906
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my second bad experience with this venue. First was in December 19th 2015 to be exact which prompted my second visit as had been issued a voucher to return for what should have been an improved experience. It was worse, despite checking before our visit, that dogs are permitted. More specifically an assistance dog and after speaking to... More 

Thank Patricia D
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a working holiday in the UK from NZ and popped in tonight with my husband for a beer and maybe a bite to eat if the prices were ok. We came here specifically while in Oxford as we're both Tolkien & C.S. Lewis fans. The food prices were ok and our meals were very tasty (I had an excellent... More 

Thank J3nny_and_Dav3_nz
Carcassonne, France
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eagle and Child ,what can you say it's full of history as is Oxford a place of great learning,beautiful collages beautiful parks,plenty of places to eat and drink,wonderful shops and the covered market is one of the oldest still going.The Botanical Gardens are the oldest in the country if not the World.Fantastic walks,quaint tea shops to enjoy. Try Broad Street... More 

Thank Gordon B
Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Bank holiday Monday. Packed and 2 visible staff! Ordered food and advised 40 minutes wait. That's OK we will have a drink or two. 1 hour later burgers... No buns....no sweet potato fries! Give the waitress her due she fetched bread and more fries and arranged a refund. Don't mind the wait if the food is right when it arrives.... More 

Thank Kirsty W
Prague, Czech Republic
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

cool place, with its history it seemed magical :) lot of people on Friday night, guess it better to have a booking. but you might as well find a little spot somewhere. only tried the onion rings and they were great :)

Thank Katarina K
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

a truly classic pub which once entered seems to have a lot of history ... cosy and one rrom after the other ... once you enter you walk almost 100 yards towards the last rrom ...

Thank Matthias F
Tromso, Norway
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The smell of the food outside the building , pulled us into this quaint very old pub ! Really old fashioned & very intimate ! Food...Excellent & a good choise of ales .

Thank 69karaoke
Sarpsborg, Norway
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

A nice little must see-place when visiting Oxford. Sit in the same room as The Inklings and grab a pint. Perfect for a fun night with a friend or two, especially if you're in to literature.

Thank InaMP
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I have wanted to visit the favourite pub of my favourite authors since I was twelve years old, so it was a real pleasure to realize this dream over the summer. It's not anything special to look at, but the food is good and decently priced. There are quite a few wonderful pictures and letters on the wall in the... More 

Thank Emma H

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